PARK RANGER’S UNIFORM
A park ranger in the 1500 block of Palisades Park requested Santa Monica police assistance at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 25th, after an alleged encounter with a person who grabbed the ranger’s uniform.
The park ranger was on patrol at Palisades Park when he passed a group of four persons who appeared to be transients.
One of the people allegedly reached up and grabbed the ranger’s uniform, causing him to stop.
Santa Monica police arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect, who was booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
Police were called to the 500 block of Broadway at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday, May 31st, where a store employee said that a suspect allegedly entered the store, walked around, and, when the employee was distracted by a customer, took bicycle stems valued at $225 and ran out of the store without paying for the items.
The suspect was arrested in the 1300 block of Third Street while carrying a container of bicycle stems, which was recovered.
The suspect was booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
THEFT OF CDS AND DVDS
Police were called to the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 31st, where an employee said that two suspects allegedly entered the store, concealed CDs and DVDs inside their pants and left the store without paying. The items were valued at $146.
The suspects were taken to Santa Monica Jail and booked for theft.
ALLEGEDLY THREW BOTTLE AT WOMAN ON BEACH
Police were called to the 2000 block of the beach at 2:17 a.m. Sunday, May 29th, where a man and woman said that while they were on the beach they were confronted by one male and four female suspects. For an unknown reason, the females allegedly began to fight with them.
During the fight, one of the females allegedly threw a bottle at the woman victim.
The victims were not injured.
The suspects were arrested at Ocean Avenue and Bay Street and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where they were booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
THEFT OF ALCOHOL
Police were called to the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 6:39 p.m. Saturday, May 29th, where a store employee said that a suspect allegedly entered the store, stole alcohol and beef jerky and left without paying for the items.
The suspect was arrested outside the store and booked in Santa Monica Jail for theft.
ALLEGEDLY DAMAGED WOODEN PARKING GATE
Police were called to a parking structure in the 1400 block of Fourth Street at 2:35 a.m. Monday, May 30th, where an employee said that two suspects allegedly broke the wooden arm of a gate leading into a parking structure. The gate damage was estimated at $840.
One of the suspects had fled, but the second suspect was arrested at the scene.
The suspect was taken to Santa Monica Jail where he was booked for felony vandalism.
A woman in the 1600 block of Main Street called police at 1:27 p.m. Monday, May 30th, to report a burglar who had fled.
The woman alleged to police that while she was driving, she heard a car alarm activate and saw a man enter a car, remove a silver-colored boom box radio from the car and flee.
The woman directed police to the suspect, who was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for auto burglary.
Police responded to the 1500 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 11:32 p.m. Thursday, May 26th, regarding the report of a burglary alarm.
When officers arrived they saw that a front door was pried open by someone who had fled the scene.
Officers viewed a video camera and searched the area for a possible suspect.
Approximately an hour later police located the suspect in the 1200 block of Lincoln Boulevard, arrested him and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.
INTO PARKED CARS
Police were called to the 1100 block of Sixth Street at 7:11 a.m. Friday, May 27th, where a witness alleged that a suspect entered a garage area and attempted to look into parked vehicles.
When officers arrived, the suspect fled the scene.
The suspect was later arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for auto burglary.
-Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria